Morse's Jaguar has sold for the world
record price and stayed in the UK.
The burgundy Jaguar Mark 2, 248 RPA, synonymous to the Inspector
Morse series has had a sale agreed for a substantial,
world record price, fully realising its estimate.
The buyer, Mr Ian Berg, fought off strong UK and International
interest and stated he was "pleased that something so
iconic would now remain in the UK". He added that "this
Jaguar has become a real favourite with the great British
public and deserves to be seen and appreciated by all - not
locked away in a collector's garage!" Mr Berg's future
plans include satisfying the public's sustained desire to
see the car by allowing it to make appearances at events
and shows throughout the UK, and to also promote all things
Howard Eastwood of Walker Singleton (Asset Management) Ltd.
who was handling the sale stated "interest in the car
has been extraordinary, reflective of the high affection
and recognition the car has, not just in the UK, but around
Over the last three years the car has benefited from a substantial
restoration, transforming it from the unreliable car John
Thaw once described as a "beggar to drive" into
a condition that is now as good, if not better, than it was